Internet Of Things

Marriott, Samsung, Legrand Create First IoT ‘Smart Hotel Room’

By Jason Knott · November 14, 2017 • Marriott's IoT Guestroom Lab uses IoT technology from Samsung and Legrand to bring voice- and app-controlled virtual assistant to hotel rooms. Deployment still 5 years away.

Smart Home Communities – Smart Bet or All Hype?

By Michael Smith · November 13, 2017 • Smart home community trend is taking off. What can manufacturers, installers and dealers do to catch the tailwind?

4 IoT Prophecies That Could Kill Your Custom Installation Business

By Curt Hayes · October 9, 2017 • Dealers who ignore the Internet of Things and DIY trends, and cut labor rates to fit perceived new market dynamics, will likely fail.

CEDIA 2017 Keynote: Stringify CTO Dave Evans on Future Impact of IoT & Intelligent Things

By Lisa Montgomery · September 7, 2017 • CEDIA keynote speaker Dave Evans, co-founder and CTO of Stringify, says IoT (or IoIT 'Internet of Intelligent Things') has huge implications for smart homes and the world around us.

How Integrators Can Reap Rewards of IoT

By Lisa Montgomery · August 25, 2017 • Anixter execs offer integrators advice on how to capitalize from IoT trend through maintenance contracts and understanding product life cycles.

Earth Networks to Spin Off Whisker Labs as Independent Company

By CE Pro Editors · August 17, 2017 • Whisker Labs’ sensing and software analytics platform taps the electrical network to connect all appliances in a home, delivering real-time power usage data to consumers.

CEDIA Q&A: CUJO Brings Unique IoT Network Security to San Diego

By CE Pro Editors · August 17, 2017 • CUJO's mission is to protect homes and users against the growing threats of home hacking. See the IoT security solution at CEDIA 2017 in booth #739.

Failed Firmware Update Takes Down 500 LockState Smart Locks

By Steve Karantzoulidis · August 16, 2017 • Smart lock vendor LockState accidentally bricks its own locks through a failed automatic firmware update. More than 500 customers using model 6000i RemoteLocks were impacted.

Wink Acquired by Black Eyed Peas Rapper will.i.am ... Yes, Really

By Chelsea Cafiero · July 28, 2017 • Smart-home platform Wink has a new owner: musician and tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Tech company i.am+ paid $38.7 million upfront plus a $20 million commitment towards future manufacturing.

ZigBee PRO 2017 Spec Operates in Simultaneous Multi-Band Mesh Networks

By Jason Knott · June 21, 2017 • ZigBee PRO 2017 mesh IoT network spec operates in 800-900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands simultaneously, enabling signals to penetrate concrete walls more easily.

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

By Jason Knott · April 14, 2017 • Whisker Labs's low-voltage sensor identifies electrical signatures, enabling integrators to earn RMR from energy management of every device in a smart home.

ADT Pulse Smart Home Automation Reaches 2 Million Customers

By Jason Knott · April 6, 2017 • ADT Pulse smart home automation system surpasses its 2 millionth customer. Pulse 8.0 revamped design due out this spring.

Z-Wave Smart-Home Devices Just Got a Security Mandate

By Chelsea Cafiero · April 6, 2017 • The Z-Wave Alliance will now require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework.

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

By CE Pro Editors · March 23, 2017 • New Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Connected Home Security Checklist Tool details proper cybersecurity protocols for installing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Target Seriously Upgrades Its IoT Retail Presence

By Jason Knott · February 17, 2017 • Target renovates its Open House store in San Francisco with more interactive displays and more smart home products. The store also collects qualitative and quantitative data on engagement levels by shoppers.

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